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Lee Killingsworth

Lee Killingsworth
Full Name: Albert Leroy "Lee" Killingsworth
Birth date: December 6, 1859
Death date: February 13, 1913

Terms of Service

  • House, 33rd (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Legislature
    1/14/1913 - 2/13/1913
    Democrat
(1) Longview is the county seat of Gregg County, in eastern Gregg and western Harrison counties. Handbook of Texas Online .
(2) Longview. House Journal .
(3) Myron G. Blalock, in special election 3/10/1913, sworn 3/13/1913, succeeded Lee Killingsworth, died 2/13/1913. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) Marshall, Harrison County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(5) Home county, Harrison. Texas House of Representatives: a Pictorial Roster 1846-1992 1992.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Memorial services and tributes for Thomas McNeal, J.C. Hunt, Lee Killingsworth, and D.C. Kelley, including biographical sketches - 33rd Legislature, Sunday, 3/23/1913, pp. 1469-1485. D.C. Kelley born in 1856, p. 1475. House Journal .
  • 33rd Legislature, R.S., 2/13/1913, p. 619. Resolutions - Memorial .

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Albert Leroy 'Lee' Killingsworth, birth date 12/6/1859, death date 2/13/1913, spouse Sarah Valula Reed (1867-1917). Texas Death Certificates, 1903-1982, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, and Schmalzried Family Tree. Ancestry.com .
  • "Second legislator died today from spinal meningitis" and "Will try to pass Katy bill over Governor's veto," 2/14/1913, p. 1. Reports on deaths of Thomas McNeal and Lee Killingsworth "of Longview" of meningitis. Denton Record-Chronicle .
  • Lee Killingsworth, born 12/6/1859, died 1/13/1913 [sic], husband of Lula, interment in Summerfield Cemetery (Old), Gregg County. Find a Grave .
  • Obituary, "Hon. Lee Killingsworth dies suddenly in Austin: Representative from Longview is victim of meningitis; was a stockman and farmer, residing in Harrison County - House adjourns until Saturday," 2/14/1913, p. 9. About 55 years of age at death, "resided in Harrison County, four miles from Longview," served 8 years on Harrison County Commissioners Court. Galveston Daily News .
  • Obituary, Thomas McNeal. "Hon. Thos. M'Neal dies; a victim of meningitis (second representative to die within 24 hours)", 2/15/1913, p. 4. Mentions death of Lee Killingsworth "of Longview" of meningitis. Galveston Daily News .
  • "Legislative halls almost forsaken. . .death of Representative Hunt shocking," 3/23/1913, p. 8; Obituary, "J.C. Hunt dies in Austin: Representative from Randall County had been ill since Feb. 15 - his is fourth death this session," 3/23/1913, p. 10. Cause of death: cerebro-spinal meningitis; other members who died "succumbing to the same disease" were Representatives Neal [sic: McNeal], Killingsworth, and Kelly [sic: Kelley]. Galveston Daily News .
  • Census of 1900 - Lee Killingsworth, Justice Precinct No. 4, Harrison County, age 41, born Dec. 1859 in AL, farmer; number of years married: 16, wife Lula, born Sept. 1867 in AL and mother and father both born in AL, children Jessie, Albert, Maggie, and Sue. HeritageQuest Online .
  • Census of 1910 - Lee Killingsworth, Justice Precinct No. 4 (part of), Harrison County, age 50, born in AL, farmer; years of present marriage: 27; wife Lula, age 42, born in AL and mother and father both born in GA; children Sue and Gordon.
    [No Lee Killingsworth found in Gregg County Census.] HeritageQuest Online .
  • Report describing memorial services on the deaths of Representatives McNeal, Killingsworth, Kelley, and Hunt, 3/24/1913, p. 2. San Antonio Light .
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